Wilkes, John M.
Significant and plausible technological breakthroughs for the future of space travel are formulated based on cutting-edge technologies and ideas, then sent for assessment by two Delphi-type panels: one of "experts" including NASA employees, academics and enthusiasts and one of cognitively-known WPI alumni. The results show the most likely and significant potential breakthroughs within the next 25-50 years. These breakthroughs will be used to form portrayals of alternative futures in space to be assessed by the panelists in later rounds of the study.
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